Nordic Innovation at the Democracy Festivals

Turning the spotlight on Circular Economy, Health and Mobility

Arendal Week is taking place from 15 – 19 August. Nordic Innovation will host a total of four events where different experts will meet to discuss innovation topics within circular economy, health and mobility.

We start out with the first debate on Circular Economy on Tuesday 08.30 – 10.00. In this debate, we will discuss diplomacy as a tool to reach circular economy. How can we use embassies to accelerate circular market opportunities? We will include examples from New York City, The Netherlands and Poland.

On Wednesday 09.00 – 10.00, we continue the debate on Circular Economy by asking the questions: Why do we need to cooperate across the Nordic countries on circular economy and what value does it create?”

Tuesday 16.00 – 17.00 we turn the spotlight on Health with a debate on patient involvement. The report NordicHealth2030 concludes that the Nordics need to ensure more patient involvement in order to become the most integrated health region in the world by 2030. How can we improve involvement of patients in the Nordics? Opinion will present facts from the report: “Nordisk Digital Helse Barometer”.

On Wednesday 20.00 - 22.00, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities within the use of automated vehicles. We will present some of the experts within the industry and ask questions such as what are the barriers and how do we overcome them? The discussion is followed by a networking event with people from the mobility and transport industry. There will also be room for entertainment and small bites.

Strong Nordic presence at all five festivals

The democracy festivals will bring together people from all over the Nordics to discuss topics within politics, environment, culture and society. The Nordic Co-operation is strongly represented at all the five Nordic Democracy Festivals in 2022, starting with Folkemødet on Bornholm in June and ending with Fundur fólksins in Reykjavik in September. Nordic Co-operation will organize more than 25 events with over 100 panelists during the Summer providing Nordic perspectives on a broad variety of topics such as Green Transition, Youth, Mental Health and Sustainability.

Nordic Co-operation will also participate at the Baltic Democracy Festivals in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and at the Political Festival of Europe taking place in Denmark in August.

Read more about our events at the Nordic Democracy Festivals

We look forward to celebrate the Nordic democracies with you this Summer.


Lena Henriksson - Head of Communication

Lena Henriksson

Head of Communication
Visionary change maker who believes in a good strategy. Combined communication and marketing expert with working experience from the broadcasting businesses Swedish Radio and UR. Walked from Media to Business and became responsible for marketing, corporate communication and PR in startups and institutes. Interested in making a difference with great communication.

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Sarah Hitz - Communication Adviser

Sarah Hitz

Communication Adviser
Sarah has a broad experience within marketing and communication from both the private sector and public organizations with the European Parliament as her proudest reference. Her main focus at Nordic Innovation is social media, but she is open to all aspects of communication. She has a strong passion for international collaboration with business development, education and freedom of movement as her main areas of interest.

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